February 1, 2013

Congressman Dent’s Statement on the January Jobs Report

It is becoming clear, based on today’s Jobs Report for January, the contraction of our Gross Domestic Product during the last quarter and a jump in both the unemployment rate and filings, that we are experiencing an anemic, substandard recovery.

This calls into question President Obama’s decision to terminate his Jobs Council although, admittedly, he rarely followed the advice its members gave him anyway.

President Obama needs to act and help us take the following commonsense steps:

  • Reform the tax code;
  • Open markets for American producers;
  • Expand domestic energy production;
  • Rein-in excessive regulatory efforts;
  • Train workers for the hundreds of thousands of unfilled skilled positions open in the jobs market.

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